Michael was given a camera for Hanukkah in 2011. When he went abroad to London, he took beautiful pictures - and his classmates encouraged him to continue shooting. He eventually fell in love with photography and built his company upon moving to NYC.
Since being in NYC - his work has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Lafayette Gazette, Huffington Post, Playbill, BroadwayWorld, and more.
He has worked on Broadway productions such as Disaster!, Allegiance, and Les Miserables. Other shows include Newton's Cradle, The Woodsman, 210 Amlent Avenue, and more.
Michael has personally photographed Idina Menzel, Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea McArdle, Max Crumm, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and more.
CURRENTLY - he is working on a project called The Dressing Room Project, which is a photographic journal of actors preparing for their roles on Broadway. The project has been featured on Playbill the new theatre publication Musical Theater Today. You can follow The Dressing Room Project on Instagram: @thedressingroomproject
Michael has been performing since the age of 7. Growing up in South Florida, he attended Coral Springs Center for the Arts and was instantly hooked. His first role was Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, which happens to be his favorite movie.
At the age of 13, Michael's grandma found an audition for what would be his first regional credit, A Stoop On Orchard Street. The show would truly teach him the discipline of an eight show week, and would eventually run for six months... all while Michael was attending middle school.
Michael went on to do The Loman Family Picnic with Rachel Bay Jones, Lisa Bansavage, and Aaron Simon Gross at The Caldwell Theatre in 2005.
In 2005, Michael was rewarded a full scholarship for performance at American Heritage School. Senior year, he performed the role of Roger DeBris in The Producers and won the South Florida CAPPIE Award for Best Comic Actor in a Musical.
Michael went on to Ithaca College to study Musical Theatre and graduated in 2013. During that time, he was able to study abroad in London - which was absolutely life changing. On stage, he performed in Much Ado About Nothing, Plumfield, Iraq, Legally Blonde, and Spring Awakening.
The day after graduation in 2013, Michael left for Barrington Stage Company where he was in the ensemble of John Rando's On The Town, the very same production that would go to Broadway in 2014. Michael stayed at Barrington Stage and played opposite John Cariani in Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julie Boyd.
After his stay at Barrington Stage, he portrayed the role of Charles in Sons of the Prophet at GableStage in Miami, Florida. He then became a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Upon moving to NYC in 2013, he has performed at Ars Nova, NYMF, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, and a myriad of other locations. He is a proud founding member and staff of Musical Theatre Factory.